Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Harsh Winter

The weather did go milder for a week, I took the monitoring boards out, but then went cold again (minus double figures, freezing during the days). The boards went back in. The four large colonies have liquid on their monitoring boards, it is around the edge ( not where the colony is). This may be because of how the condensation collects or any drips onto the bees are dispersed. Photo of one of the boards.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Early winter

Placed monitoring board under the small colony last week and all other colonies today.It's been so cold, minus 12 this morning, minus 10 tonight. Weather like this for over a week!